Man wanted in two Abbotsford robberies arrested and charged

Kerry Paul Morin was walking in Langley when he was arrested on Thursday

Police previously released this photo of a suspect in two robberies in Abbotsford on Oct. 22.

A man wanted for the robbery of two Abbotsford businesses an hour apart on Oct. 22 has been arrested and charged.

Kerry Paul Morin, 25, of no fixed address, was arrested on Thursday just after noon by members of the Abbotsford Police Department’s emergency response team and major crime unit.

He was walking in the 9500 block of 199A Street in Langley at the time of the arrest.

Const. Ian MacDonald said Morin was being tailed by police, who had been keeping an eye on him and were waiting for the best time to make an arrest.

Morin has now been charged with two counts of robbery and two counts of using an imitation firearm.

The robberies occurred at about 4:45 p.m. at the Red Apple Food Store on Marshall Road and at 5:40 p.m. at the Esso convenience store on Huntingdon Road on Oct. 22.

In the first incident, the suspect was wearing a dark hoodie and a ball cap with the rim turned forward.

In the second robbery, the man was wearing a white zip-up jacket and had turned the ball cap around.

In both cases, he wore sunglasses and was carrying a handgun.

In an effort to identify the suspect, police released a photo on Oct. 23 that was obtained from security video of the Red Apple robbery.

They followed that with the release of the video on Oct. 31.

MacDonald said these releases resulted in dozens of tips to police and helped lead to Morin’s arrest.

“The stuff we received from the public was extremely helpful,” he said.

Morin’s only prior criminal conviction in B.C., according to the provincial court database, is for driving while prohibited in Abbotsford in 2007.

He has been released from custody on $1,000 bail and is next scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 6 on the robbery charges.

 

Just Posted

Guatemala mission offers hope, health

Peninsula team to visit remote villages, build a home, in Piedra Blanca

Annual Aldergrove Fair announces 2019 theme: ‘Aldy on the Moon’

The fair is gathering space memorabilia as well as some of the people involved in the space program.

Guitar festival host performs in upcoming show

Langley’s Don Hlus is hosting and performing in the Fraser Valley Guitar Festival on Feb. 23.

Cloverdale nurse, Langley truck driver awarded for saving a police officer’s life

Angela Feltrin and Earl Hanes thanked by B.C. RCMP’s top cop

Aldergrove’s Fraser Highway to unveil another Starbucks

A commercial building on Fraser Highway will open its doors to two businesses instead of one.

VIDEO: Canada’s flag turns 54 today

The maple leaf design by George Stanley made its first appearance Feb. 15, 1965

Workshop with ‘accent reduction’ training cancelled at UBC

The workshop was cancelled the same day as an email was sent out to international students

Former B.C. premier Gordon Campbell accused of sexual touching

Accuser went to police, interviewed by Britian’s Daily Telegraph

Avalanche control planned tomorrow on Highway 1

The highway will be closed in the morning east of Revelstoke

Judge rules Abbotsford home must be sold after son tries to evict mom

Mom to get back down payment and initial expenses

Mayors approve SkyTrain extension to UBC

Next step is a business plan and public consultation

Trump officially declares national emergency to build border wall

President plans to siphon billions from federal military construction and counterdrug efforts

Snow turns to slush, rain as it warms up across B.C.’s south coast

Some areas are already covered by more than half a metre of snow following three separate storms

Father to be charged with first-degree murder in Amber Alert case

11-year-old Riya Rajkumar was found dead in her father’s home in Brampton, Ontario

Most Read